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March 16, 2014 11:27:06 AM

Hey guys, I've built this computer, but I am not very advanced in the computer building realm. Can you give me some advice?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aTIC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aTIC/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aTIC/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($138.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $705.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 14:26 EDT-0400)

Thanks in advance,

Andrew

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March 16, 2014 11:32:59 AM

Looks like a pretty solid build you have put together, I see nothing wrong and would recommend buying it
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March 16, 2014 11:47:24 AM

I tweaked your build to make it better

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aUxo
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aUxo/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aUxo/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $695.71


The FX6350 is just a factory overclocked FX6300 so no need to spend an extra $30 on it. I got you a much better motherboard because the motherboard you selected is a cheap budget motherboard. I really recommend spending an extra $30-50 on a better video card. It would be worth it IMO.
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March 16, 2014 11:55:54 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aUIL
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aUIL/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aUIL/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $730.72

The GTX660ti is much better than the GTX660

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aUU8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aUU8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aUU8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $745.73


GTX760 >>> GTX660ti >>> GTX660



Also keep in mind that the FX8320 is $139 right now making the FX6350 look like even less of a value.
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March 16, 2014 11:58:02 AM

i am agree with CTurbo. buy good motherboard, than you can overclock the CPU.
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March 16, 2014 12:02:45 PM

And a couple of Intel suggestions

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aV31
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aV31/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aV31/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $740.94

*Total: $705 with the GTX660*


The i5 4440 is way better than the FX6300/6350


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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aV8R
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aV8R/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aV8R/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $714.88

The i3 4130 trades blows with the FX6300/6350 and is roughly equal overall.



Ok I'm done.

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March 16, 2014 3:51:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b3Gu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b3Gu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b3Gu/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill ARMOR-EVO ATX Full Tower Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $732.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 18:50 EDT-0400)

How is this?

Why dont I need a CPU cooler?
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March 16, 2014 5:45:25 PM

Yes that is good, and you need an aftermarket cpu cooler like the 212 Evo if you want to overclock, which you will want to do to get the most performance out of the FX8320.
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